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committee is set to question top executives including rupert murdoch. jamie: "news of the world" is under the microscope today accused of hacking into private cell phone accounts and bribing police for information. bill: the police out of scotland yard have been in the crosshairs. amy kellogg is live in london beginning our coverage there. >> reporter: when the murdochs testify they are obliged to answer questions quote by their honor. a lot of people are saying because this meeting before a parliamentary committee and judge-led and police-led inquiries, the panel must prove this is not just a piece of political theater. there has been immense media interest. cameras were out as james murdoch left his home to go to news international offices and snappers chased rupert murdoch as he left his home. they will answer questions for an hour. and that's starting in half-hour. then rebekah brooks who used to run murdoch's british newspaper empire until last week will answer questions. a limited number of the public are being allowed in. people were lined up at 7:00 a.m. and the line stretched aro
corporation media network, run by rupert murdoch. the news of the world has in the past admitted to hacking into the phones of celebrities and has in fact paid compensation for that, but, in this latest twist in the story, news of the world stands accused of hiring a detective to hack into the phone of milly dowler, who was abducted and killed in 2002 and news of the world deleted messages off of her voice mail in order to free up space on that mailbox, presumably, to tap into leads. and we have also learned that victims of the 7/7 bombings on the transportation system here, may have also been hacked. now, there are also allegations that news of the world paid police for information. news corp. chairman and ceo rupert murdoch issued a statement calling the allegations of phone hacking and payments to police, quote, deplorable and unacceptable and went on to say, quote, i have made clear that our company must fully and proactively cooperate with the police in all investigations. and, that is exactly what news international has been doing. and will continue to do, under rebecca brooks' leader
. >> reporter: yesterday, of course, was a big day in the big picture of the story where rupert murdoch and his son james answering questions for a parliamentary committee for three whole hours, all of this broadcast live across the u.k. and now parliament setting aside yet another entire day to discuss the crisis. >> outside the westminster bubble i'm getting the impression the nation has had its fill on this subject, it's actually getting, it's actually getting fed up. it was nonsense about the police corruption. they want answers about the hacking. it wants answers about the relationship between the press and the media. >> reporter: people, heather, definitely want answers, but some mps today, members of parliament, got up and said, look, we also have a euro zone in free fall, there's famine in africa, other issues need to be addressed here. all of the parliament debates in the session yesterday are without legal teeth. for that there will be a police inquiry and a judge-led inquiry into the issues of phone hacking and corruption in the police, and that is just about to get under way. but th
asked to question rupert murdoch, his son james and their chief deputy in london, rebekah brooks. so far only brooks has agreed to make the date, which is next tuesday. earlier this morning the deputy prime minister nick clegg said all three should appear before this committee. >> i think there are big question marks about how news corporation is being run. why is it that people higher up the food chain have yet -- haven't yet taken accountability for what is emerging as an industrial-scale scandal, in the way in which these newspapers were being run? >> certain politicians have called for brooks' resignation, as she was editor of news of the world at the time. it's alleged to have hacked into the voice mail of a school girl who was abducted and later murdered. she is murdoch's trusted deputy in the u.k. rowpert murdoch has said himself he cannot make next tuesday's appointment before this committee but has offered to give evidence to the upcoming judge-led inquiry here in the u.k. and james murdoch has said he can't make next week's meeting, either, but would be happy to do that on augu
of unethical journalistic practice are extending now to two other papers as well. also part of rupert murdoch's empire, the sun, and the sunday times. they are alleged to have employed a con man to gain access to former prime minister brown's bank accounts, getting into his sons' medical records and, ultimately, revealing -- breaking the story -- that his child has cystic fibrosis. here's what gordon brown had to say. >> they got access to my legal files. there's some question mark about what happened to other files, documentation, tax and everything else. but i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened because of the links with criminals. >> reporter: also the allegations of phone hacking into members of the royal family has extended a bit too. that group of royals potentially targeted as widened. a former news of the world royal editor who's already done jail time for hacking into royal household telephones was rearrested as well on friday. now, all of this has business ramifications as well. the ongoing investigation, heather, has caused news corporation to delay its bid to bu
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